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5 Depressing Signs America Just Isn't the Country It Used to Be


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, corporations, health care, poverty, greed, taxes, injustice, prisons, crime )

Freya
- 1269 days ago - alternet.org
There exists a common theme amidst these signs of societal decay.



   

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Cela V (0)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 11:32 am
tyfs
 

Janis K (129)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 11:33 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 3:48 pm
Too, too sad, in Australia in the 70's we used to look up to the US...

Thanx Freya
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 1:32 am
It started going wrong when the Indigenous inhabitants were decimated. . .
 

Athena F (131)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 12:09 pm
:(
 

JinnySITEISSUES L (33)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 12:22 pm
"Beam me up!" Of course the way we treat earth and all its species the response would be.....".no thanks.....don't want you.....you haven't earned the right."....thanks Freya!
 

Christeen A (300)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 12:40 pm
So true. Sadly too.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 1:01 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.
As the media became more Corporatized and demonizes the poor while giving lip service to the wealthy, Citizens United allowed an unending stream of money to politicians to continue with the false narrative. It is now fully corrupted. Each of us must fight back in any small or large way we can. As Molly Ivans used to say: "banging pots and pans in the streets." (As well as working to get Bernie the Dem. nomination).
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 1:17 pm
Sorry to say I agree. Thanks Freya
 

Ken O (55)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 2:30 pm
Seriously, if you really think there's only 5 you haven't been paying attention.
 

Donna G (42)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 2:35 pm
We need to get Bernie Sanders elected and help him get Congress to fix this mess.

When I was a little girl with a younger brother and sister, it took only my dad's income for us to live in a middle class neighborhood. Even though wages are higher now than they were 55-60 years ago, the cost of living is much higher now. It takes two or more incomes to have the same middle class lifestyle.

 

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 2:50 pm
Very true and sad.
 

David B (34)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 3:37 pm
I think the real decay in the U S started when the republician party came into being .
 

Kay M (46)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 3:47 pm
GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE - WHICH I READ AND NOTED---NOW THAT WE KNOW THERE ARE AT LEAST 5 DEPRESSING SIGNS THAT OUR COUNTYRY IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET---OTHER MEMBERS ARE RIGHT THERE ARE MORE-- BUT LET US BEGIN WITH THESE --WHAT ARE WE AS GOOD CITIZENS GOING TO DO???---STICK OUR HEADS IN THE SAND AND HOPE IT ALL GOES AWAY--??? OR ARE WE GOING TO STAND UP AND SHOUIT--- NO ---HELL NO---WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE --WE ARE GOING TO VOTE THESE NO GOOD MONEY GRUBBING REPUGS OUT OF OFFICE AND PUT IN SOME MEN ANS WOMAN WHO HAVE A BRAIN IN THEIR JEADS AND WANT TO WORK TO SAVE AMERICA--- AND I DO NOT MEAN THAT POMPOUS JERK BIGOT TRUMP--- HE NEEDS TO GO OUT WITH THE REST OF THE REPUGS ALONG WITH HIS KKK AND SKIN HEAD POSSEE --WHO BEAT UP INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE RALLY CROWD---AND HE LIES AND THEN SWEARS TO HIS LIES WHEN THE VIDEO PLAINLY SHOWS HIM MAKING FUN OF A DISABLED REPORTER-BLAMING NEW JERSEY CITIZENS FOR CHEERING ON 9/11-- I COULD GO ON BUT WHY EVEN BOTHER---THE PEOPLE THAT GO TO HIS RALLY AND BELIEVE HIS GARBAGE ARE NJOT WORTH TRYING TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS ---THEY ARE BIGOTS AND RACIST JUST LIKE HIM---NO MATTER WHAT PARTY YOU BELONG TO OR IF YOU ARE INDEPENDENT- JUST GO VOTE AND TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME---GET INVOLVED ON LOCAL AND STATE LEVELS - SIGN PETITIONS- MAKE CALLS- ATTEND MEETINGS--- SHOW YOU WANT TO SAVE AMERICA AND HER FREEDOMS---SINCERELY KAY M.
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 4:35 pm
Thanks
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 4:37 pm
Thanks.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 6:21 pm
I don't know if we were ever the country that we used to be. It has always depended on who you were, where you were and who you knew.
 

Gloria H (88)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 8:46 pm
Maybe this is reality that has always been going on. We were indoctrinated as children to believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy and everything our government and even our parents did was for our own good.
It appears that most things are in shades of grey and our innocence in a just world has always been a fable which we keep telling ourselves to keep our sanity.
 

Julie W (33)
Monday November 30, 2015, 1:57 am
Gloria, well said. Although I think things are worse today, I'm sure they weren't as good years ago as people remember. Memories can be notoriously unreliable, and very selective.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 8:36 am
THANKS
 
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